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Aboriginal Law Report

May 21, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Here's our update for the week ending May 21st.

In the News

Is it the beginning of the end for the National Energy Board?

This is an excellent in-depth piece on the Kinder Morgan pipeline debate.

Indigenous people from Canada and the U.S. pledged to oppose the Keystone Xl pipeline.

British Columbia's Green Party leader dismantled some of the more dubious pro-pipeline arguments.

This is a good piece on the growing trend across Canada to move from consultation to consent.

Prof. John Borrows explained the relationship between Indigenous laws and Canadian law.

Two pundits weighed in on First Nations and a proposed mining project in northern Ontario.

Winnipeg schools are to begin recognizing Treaty 1 on a daily basis.

Finally, here's more on how Canada spies on Indigenous people who work to defend their constitutional rights.

From the Courts

The Supreme Court will hear the Courtoreille appeal regarding legislation and the duty to consult.

Quote of the Week

“Every single man, woman and child has a right, and a say, about whether we consent to a pipeline or not. But right now, there’s no process for Indigenous peoples to say no. When we go out and say, ‘Let’s assert it. Let’s go out and occupy the land to stop the ski resort or the mining,’ then we are criminalized.”

Kanahus Manuel

Off the Bookshelf

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”

Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (1961)

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.  Download Bruce's bio.

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Carol(3 months ago)
mail is being sent to carol@reapontario.ca and this project has completed. Please direct to ctyler@uoguelp.ca which is my personal contact Alumna

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